Director of Business Development and Education
Steve’s passion for the industry began during his early years in Syracuse, New York, with his hard-of-hearing sister. He helped troubleshoot her hearing aids and teletypewriter, became involved with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities in Central New York, and volunteered with the audiology mobile unit at Rochester Hearing and Speech Center. Steve earned a master’s degree in audiology from Syracuse University, then completed a clinical and research audiologist fellowship at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California.
Steve has served in a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales and Account Management and Director of Audiology for United Healthcare Hearing. Previously, he was Director of Government Services and Business Development for Phonak, Starkey, and Sivantos as well as audiologist and manager for a wide demographic of medical and private practice clinics in Los Angeles and Chicago. Under his leadership, these companies and channels enjoyed market-share rise and team growth. Steve was instrumental in launching the first Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program in Illinois.
Steve is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Illinois Academy of Audiology. He stays highly involved in the industry through continuing education on all aspects of the hearing industry and is participatory in several social networks, professional blogs, and consultant for educational articles.